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'Elvis Love Songs' 3 CD Set (Featuring 75 classic Elvis Presley love songs)

'Elvis Love Songs', a new 3 CD set featuring 75 classic tracks will be released at the end of January. The King will always be affiliated first and foremost with the swinging hips of his Rock N Roll days, when he emerged as a star that would change the course of pop music, yet his ability to sing songs of love is second to none. Witness his unrivalled passion and tenderness across 3 discs of classic love songs.
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'Elvis & Nixon’ Filming with a Big Cast

Two American icons meet as 'Elvis & Nixon' goes into production and fills out its cast with five new names. Michael Shannon ('Boardwalk Empire' and 'Take Shelter') and Kevin Spacey are already in place to play rock'n'roll superstar Elvis Presley and US President Richard Nixon.
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'The Last Farewell' 5 CD box set, 1976 Graceland sessions

'The Last Farewell' is a new 5 CD box set in a pewter box including a book of 80 pages (28 by 28 cm) with unseen photo's, never published before. The set contains the complete masters and outtakes from the 1976 Graceland sessions in 'Superb Sound Quality', better than ever thought possible. The set is limited to 1000 copies and will be release date end of February, but probably pre-sold-out well before.

Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions

Weighing in at 10.5kg (23 pounds) the just released 3 volume book set, 'Ultimate Elvis : The Complete & Definitive Recording Sessions' is a never to be repeated 'event'. This massive set is in a beautiful slipcase and is LIMITED to only 2000 copies and comprises all the recording session details, ... It also includes detailed discographies, reviews of every single, EP and album release, original release dates ... And as you have come to expect from 'The Elvis Files', the icing on the cake is 1500 stunning photographs.
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Elvis 80th Anniversary Special Edition 2 CD from Sony Netherlands

Sony Netherlands have released 'Elvis Presley 80th Anniversary' a Limited Special Edition 2 CD to mark the Kings 80th birthday. The set contains 49 tracks and is full of great 'memories' and greatest hits.
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The Real ... Elvis Presley : The 60s Collection 3 CD Box Set

The Real ... Elvis Presley : The 60s Collection 3 CD Box Set is in a deluxe 3 panel digipack, looking nice it features 49 songs, several of 'Elvis'' hits, several much loved and remembered 'B-Sides' along with album and Movie tracks. This is a great reflection of the many many memories we have of the 60's from the 'King' ... Glancing down the play-list; 'Return to Sender' was a number '1' hit for the King way back in 1962 ...'Follow That Dream' primarily from his movie of the same name, did chart for him as an E.P with songs from the film reaching number '34' again back in 1962 ...'Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello' was in fact a 'B-Side' to 'She's Not You' a number '1' hit, also in 1962, then From a Jack to A King' primarily an album-track for 'Elvis' (A Chart topper from Roger Miller) ... 'Kiss Me Quick' another movie song did chart for Elvis in 1963 reaching number '14'; ... A Great addition to a music collection.
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Elvis Presley 80th : Happy, Happy Birthday Baby

By our time-zone today is January 8, and it is 80 years since the King was born, we have for you today a home recording with Elvis singing 'Happy, Happy, Birthday Baby!'
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Elvis' jets to be auctioned

Well it seems it is on for real, a Beverly Hills auction house began accepting bids Friday for Elvis Presley's former personal planes, the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II. The auction appeared to dump cold water on a social media-fuelled campaign pleading with Graceland operators to keep the planes on display, as they've been for 30 years. Graceland's new owners stirred controversy last April by moving to end a joint venture with the planes' owners, a Tennessee-based group called OKC Partnership. Graceland notified OKC that the planes had to be removed from Graceland on or shortly after April 26, 2015. AND words are flying between fans and EPE, and Priscilla has again responded to the criticism.

Joe Guercio, Elvis' long-time conductor and musical director has died

Confirmed : Joe Guercio, Elvis' long-time conductor and musical director has died. He was hospitalised recently after a fall and sadly died due to complications. Joe passed quietly with family and friends by his side. Joe Guercio has enjoyed a prolific career, but he is probably best known and admired for his work with Elvis Presley. He was musical director and conductor for Elvis' concert shows from the summer of 1970 to the summer of 1977 when Elvis made his last concert appearance.
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Donna Douglas (Frankie and Johnny) passed away

Donna Douglas, who starred opposite Elvis Presley in the 1966 film 'Frankie and Johnny', has died at age 81, her family said on Friday. She is best known to the public for her role as pretty tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Douglas died on Thursday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Baton Rouge, her niece Charlene Smith said.
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Rock Around The Bloch!' coming soon from FTD

Happy new year and here is the first news ... Coming soon from FTD, 'Rock Around The Bloch!'.
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Released : 'Elvis' Christmas Album' and 'Flaming Star' FTD Classic Albums

FTD have released 'Elvis' Christmas Album' and 'Flaming Star' in the 'Classic Album' series.
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'Hard Knocks' CD from Venus

Venus Productions is proud to present a new CD, 'Hard Knocks' with more than 70 minutes of Elvis in the ‘60s! As a follow-up to our respected 'Unedited Masters Series' we’re offering you 14 unreleased takes in the well-known Venus sound quality on these ‘60s movie songs. This will be a great addition to your Elvis collection. If you always thought that all movie soundtracks sounded bad? Taken from the original tapes, these recordings will prove you wrong! Order now before it will be sold out!!! ENJOY!

My Baby Left Me (MRS) 'His Master’s Voice' 45 r.p.m. 10 inch Vinyl

We have a few copies of the My Baby Left Me 10" vinyl single, a 1000 copies only limited numbered edition that was released in 2007 only through HMV Stores in the UK (For one week only) by the 'Memphis Recording Service'. The single entered the UK Top 40 chart at #19. The single also made the 2009 edition of the 'Guinness Book of World Records' as it took nearly 52 years from the time it was recorded, to be a hit, the longest time a recording has taken to become a hit. This is the longest time it took for a track to become a hit. This 10" vinyl is packaged in high grade stock cover, again replicated to the original HMV sleeve and the labels are replicated to the original HMV EXPORT version of the original. Only 10,000 were made of these and all are individually numbered.
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'Showroom Internationale' numbered 2LP vinyl set : Released

Sony Legacy released 'Showroom Internationale', a numbered 2LP vinyl set for 'Record Store Day's' Black Friday on Friday, November 28, 2014, and we have just a few copies. Order Now. The film 'Elvis: That's The Way It Is' provided fans with their first real glimpse of Elvis performing at an absolute peak of his vocal prowess in August 1970. This individually numbered, 17 song, 2 LP set features the King's full August 12, 1970 dinner show and includes 13 previously unreleased performances.
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Elvis : What A Wonderful Life, Studio Masters & Outtakes From 1961 CD

Elvis : What A Wonderful Life, Studio Masters & Outtakes From 1961 is a CD release with 27 tracks including many previously unreleased by Elvis' record company. Includes all missing outtakes from the movie 'Follow That Dream' as well as many other recordings! All in top notch sound quality.

Mary Ann Mobley Dies

Mary Ann Mobley, a former Miss America, and Elvis' leading lady in Girl Happy and Harum Scarum, passed away December 9 at her home in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 75. In recent years, she'd battled Crohn's Disease and breast cancer.
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Released : 'Such A Night : Rockin' In The Early 60s' 10" Vinyl

The Such A Night : Rockin' In The Early 60s', 10" Vinyl, from Vee-Tone Records, has been released. This impressive 10" album features 12 rockin' floor-fillers recorded and released by Elvis Presley between 1960 and 1962 and is a special collector's edition limited to only 1000 copies. Great sound quality and stunning artwork make this a must have addition to any record collection!
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Released : Elvis 80 CD

'Elvis 80', a 3 CD set, has been released by the 'Real Gone' label in Germany.
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Released : 'Elvis' Christmas Album' UK (re)issue CD in the original album series

The new CD from 'Elvis One' has been released. An perfect timing for this 'Elvis' Christmas Album' from the UK reproduction re-issue This CD includes the original album tracks plus alternate takes, alternate versions and more. And as an extra bonus, a second disc with the Special Elvis' Christmas Program(For radio stations only) from December 3, 1967. And a 12 page booklet with photos & recording information.

Released : Elvis Presley : Welcome Aboard! (Bootleg Series) 2 CD Set

Elvis Presley : Welcome Aboard! (Bootleg Series) 2 CD Set has been releaseed. This 2 CD set is a special edition from 'The Bootleg Series' and includes a 16 page booklet with photos, movie facts & recording information. The 2 CDs contain 68 tracks with ... All masters in Mono, Stereo & Binaural sound!, Alternate & uncut movie versions + the original movie versions, Complete & unedited masters, The acetate recordings,'Girls! Girls! Girls!' lobby spot & more! So this is released and our order is ... Coming In Loaded ...

'Something Special For Everybody' CD in the 'Bootleg Series'

The next release in the 'Bootleg Series' is 'Something Special For Everybody'. This CD comes with an eight page booklet and contains 29 tracks including: 'Something For Everybody' the original mono album masters, the alternate album with many alternate takes previously unreleased by the record company, the movie versions from 'Put The Blame On Me' and 'I Slipped, I Stumbled, I Fell'.

Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Party DVD

New from 'Star' is the 'Bossa Nova Baby : The Ultimate Party DVD'. This great release includes all 24 (!!) tracks from the European version and some bonuses!

'Hollywood Elvis' Volume 5 DVD

'Hollywood Elvis' Volume 5 DVD features 55 clips from the late sixties, including some rare footage on the set, and hard to find pictures. The bonus section includes some alternate edits and rare outtakes. Including the following five movies in chronological order: 'Frankie And Johnny', 'Paradise Hawaiian Style', 'Spinout', 'Easy Come, Easy Go' and 'Double Trouble'.

Heineken blames profit downgrade on Elvis

Heineken have issued a company profit downgrade (forecast) and a company executive (when talking to the BBC) has jokingly put the blame on the recent Elvis themed commercial using 'Bossa Nova Baby'.
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New Leader In Vegas : Elvis Presley Deluxe Hardcover Book

The book 'Elvis Presley : New Leader In Vegas' has been released and our order is on the way to us now. The book, showcasing Elvis Presley in 1969, is a hardcover with 144 pages and presented in a deluxe slipcase. It is a limited run of 1,000 AND it is almost sold out. The slipcase contains gold embossing. The foreword has been written by Joe Esposito and with every book comes a 8x10 bonus photo hand signed by Joe Esposito in person. LAST chance to pre-order.
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Elvis Photographed Live On Stage In Charlotte and Memphis

Joseph A. Tunzi's JAT Publishing will release the hardcover book, 'Elvis Photographed Live On Stage In Charlotte and Memphis' at the end of November. The book features pictures from Elvis Presley's concerts in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 9, 1974 and Memphis, Tennessee on March 16, 17 and 20, 1974.
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'Hot Shots & Cool Clips' Vol. 7 DVD

JAT Publishing will release the DVD, 'Hot Shots & Cool Clips' Vol. 7 early to mid December.
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'Elvis' Christmas Album' + 'Flaming Star''Classic Album' Releases from FTD

FTD will release 'Elvis' Christmas Album', a special limited edition 'Classic Album' CD on November 23 along with 'Flaming Star', again in the 'Classic Album' series.
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King of the Hilton Book

'King of the Hilton' is a book about Elvis Presley in Las Vegas, seen through the eyes of someone who was there. After many requests from fans, respected Elvis writer and researcher Anne E Nixon, (author of 'Ten Years After' and 'The Elvis Archives'), is for the first time publishing her detailed show reports from the Vegas years. Anne attended 40 Elvis Presley shows from 1972-1976, and wrote copious notes on each performance. A few of her show reports were printed in books and magazines at the time, but only now has she opened the vaults and every show she attended is given in-depth coverage
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Released : Elvis In Florida April 1975 FTD Soundboard Concert CD

FTD have released the new CD, 'Elvis In Florida' a single disc in the Classic Album 7" format packaging, featuring highlights from Elvis' concerts during April 1975. The performances are taken from Jacksonville (April 25) and Lakeland (April 27/28). The 12-page booklet features great photos by Keith Alverson.
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Eiichi Ohtaki's Juke Box CD : Elvis Presley Edition

Sony Music Japan has released a new CD; Elvis Presley Selection: Eiichi Ohtaki's Juke Box. The CD contains a selection of well-known sings, with 20 tracks: (Eiichi Ohtaki (大瀧 詠一 Ōtaki Eiichi?) (July 28, 1948 – December 30, 2013) was a Japanese musician, singer-songwriter and record producer. He first became known as a member of the influential rock band Happy End, but was better known for his solo work).
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Elvis Presley chapter in Paul Simon biography

Former Los Angeles Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn, author of the acclaimed 2013 biography 'Johnny Cash: A Life', has agreed to write the ultimate biography of Paul Simon. And yes, Elvis is never far away. By way of example, Paul Simon shared an anecdote about talking to Simon about one of his musical heroes, Elvis Presley. 'He loved the way Elvis sounded on Heartbreak Hotel, the way he looked on television and his exotic Southern background', Hilburn said.
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Released : The Something For Everybody Sessions 2-disc 180-gram vinyl set

FTD vinyl have released 'The Something For Everybody Sessions' Limited Edition 2LP 180-gram vinyl set.
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Released : Elvis Presley Calendars and Diary for 2015

Now on the way to us are 2 Elvis Presley Danilo Calendars and a Diary for 2015. Elvis Presley Danilo Calendar A3 2015. Danilo Slimline Calendar 2015 Elvis Presley Danilo Diary 2015.
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'Elvis, Vegas Rhythm Revisited' from Gravelroad Music, CD / DVD / Book, 3 Concerts

The second release in the new Soundboard recordings series from Gravelroad Music is 'Elvis, Vegas Rhythm Revisited' featuring the February 3rd, 1973 Dinner show again a brand new deluxe 110+ page book with Soundboard CD. Plus on Multimedia DVD in full format 2 extra shows February 2nd, Midnight Show and February 3rd, 1973 Midnight Show and 45 Minutes 8 mm footage of the January/ February Vegas Season. 3 Soundboards fully re-mastered in amazing sound! 1 DVD with 45min 8mm footage of this 8th Las Vegas season combined to one complete show.

Released : La Collection 25cm en couleur (French Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set)

Elvis Presley : 'La Collection 25cm en couleur' (French Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set) has been released. This Ultra Limited Edition (1000 only) box set contains: 'Rock and Roll Elvis Presley', 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Noel Avec Elvis', 'King Creole', 'La Retour De Elvis' and 'Loving You'. Each record contains the original art work, and different alternative takes and live versions.
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The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny Hardcover Book

On 4 December 1956, four up-and-coming singers came together, largely by accident, at a Memphis recording studio. Inevitably the four began an impromptu jam session, some of which was taped by studio engineers. And that spontaneous, informal get-together became the stuff of legend, the four individuals being Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis AKA 'The Million Dollar Quartet'. Author Stephen Miller recreates that singular moment in rock history in 'The Million Dollar Quartet: Jerry Lee, Carl, Elvis & Johnny' Hardcover Book, a 2013 Omnibus Press release.
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Famed Elvis Photographer Alfred Wertheimer Dies

Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes Sunday at his New York apartment.
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Elvis Presley Limited Edition Turntables 50s, 60s, and 70s period designs

Just released are three (3) Elvis Presley Limited Edition record players / turntables in 50s, 60s, and 70s period designs from Ricatech. Each player features a unique period design with a 3 speed turntable (33-45-78 RPM), Speed & Tone control, Auto return tone arm with Audio Technica needle and much more.
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